3853. Tác giả chính: Yadvinder Malhi
Nhan đề: Tropical forests & global atmospheric change / Yadvinder Malhi, Oliver L. Phillips Số phân loại : 551.6913 Y600; Đặc điểm vật lý: xv, 260 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm
Tác giả khác: Oliver L. Phillips
*Tóm tắt : Tropical forests represent the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play a key role in hydrology, carbon storage and exchange. Many of the human-induced pressures these regions are facing, e.g. fragmentation and deforestation, have been widely reported and well documented. However, there have been surprisingly few efforts to synthesize cutting-edge science in the area of tropical forest interaction with atmospheric change. At a time when our global atmosphere is undergoing a period of rapid change, both in terms of climate and in the cycling of essential elements such as carbon and nitrogen, a thorough and up-to-date analysis is now timely. This research level text, suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in plant ecology, tropical forestry, climate change science, and conservation biology, explores the vigorous contemporary debate as to how rapidly tropical forests may be affected by atmospheric change, and what this may mean for their future .
3854. Tác giả chính: A.P. Sturman
Nhan đề: The weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand / A.P. Sturman, N.J. Tapper Số phân loại : 551.6994 ST521; Đặc điểm vật lý: xviii, 541 tr. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : The next section describes the characteristics f aim masses and atmospheric motion, explains the interactions that produce mid-latitude and tropical weather systems and discusses weather forecasting in this region. The book then focuses on selected aspects of the mesoscale, regional and local weather systems, and on climate patterns commonly observed across urban and rural areas of Australia and New Zealand. Finally, past climate change, contemporary variability and future scenarios are examined, and the possible links between human activity and climate variability are outlined, with particular emphasis on this region. New to this edition is the significant expansion of detail in chapter 4. Further explanation is given of atmospheric humidity and atmospheric stability, including more detail on the stability of layers of air. Extra material on orographic rainfall and some technical aspects, such as the adjustment of station level pressure measurement to sea level is also included. All other chapters have been updated with new material from recent research .
3855. Tác giả chính: A.P. Sturman
Nhan đề: The weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand / A.P. Sturman, N.J. Tapper Số phân loại : 551.6994 S936; Đặc điểm vật lý: xi, 476 tr. : ill. ; 25 cm
Tác giả khác: N.J. Tapper
*Tóm tắt : The Weather and Climate of Australia and New Zealand is written for both students and professionals from a range of disciplines who are concerned with the atmospheric processes and phenomena of this region. It covers the subject on global, synoptic and more localized scales, as well as the important issue of climatic change and variability. The first section introduces the basic science of the atmosphere, including its physical structure and composition, and the planetary circulation that lays the foundation for Australasian weather and climate... .
3856. Tác giả chính: Jan Zalasiewicz
Nhan đề: The Earth after us : what legacy will humans leave in the rocks? / Jan Zalasiewicz, Kim Freedman Số phân loại : 551.7 J33; Đặc điểm vật lý: xv, 251 tr. : ill. ; 23 cm
Tác giả khác: Kim Freedman
*Tóm tắt : Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz takes the reader on a fascinating trip one hundred million years into the future--long after the human race becomes extinct--to explore what will remain of our brief but dramatic sojourn on Earth. He describes how geologists in the far future might piece together the history of the planet, and slowly decipher the history of humanity from the traces we will leave impressed in the rock strata. What story will the rocks tell of us? What kind of fossils will humans leave behind? What will happen to cities, cars, and plastic cups? The trail leads finally to the bones of the inhabitants of petrified cities that have slept deep underground for many millions of years. As thought-provoking as it is engaging, this book simultaneously explains the geological mechanisms that shape our planet, from fossilization to plate tectonics, illuminates the various ingenious ways in which geologists and paleontologist work, and offers a final perspective on humanity and its actions that may prove to be more objective than any other .
3857. Tác giả chính: James S. Monroe
Nhan đề: Historical Geology : Evolution of Earth and Life Through Time / James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander Số phân loại : 551.7 J104; Đặc điểm vật lý: 440 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm
Tác giả khác: Reed Wicander
*Tóm tắt : "Historical Geology: Evolution Of Earth And Life Through Time" teaches students basic geologic principles as well as how scientists apply these principles to unravel Earth's history. Wicander and Monroe present a balanced overview of both the geological and biological history of Earth as a continuum of inter-related events. These events reflect the underlying principles and processes that have shaped our planet. The authors also explain the historical development of these basic principles and processes, and their importance in deciphering Earth history. Three major themes - time, evolutionary theory, and plate tectonics - are woven together throughout the book. These themes help students link essential material to enhance their understanding of historical geology .
3858. Tác giả chính: T.R.E. Southwood
Nhan đề: The story of life / T.R.E. Southwood Số phân loại : 560 S728; Đặc điểm vật lý: viii, 264 tr. : ill. ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : In this attractively illustrated volume, eminent biologist Sir Richard Southwood offers a remarkable survey of life in all its forms, ranging from the earliest single-celled bacteria, to the evolution and extinction of animals such as the dinosaurs, to the variety of life today... .
3859. Tác giả chính: T.R.E. Southwood
Nhan đề: The story of life / T.R.E. Southwood Số phân loại : 560 S435; Đặc điểm vật lý: viii, 264 tr. : ill. ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : Beginning with the earliest and simplest forms of life, Southwood discusses such amazing creatures as bacteria that live around geysers and thermal vents and can survive in boiling water. He explains how the development of skeletons triggered the Cambrian Explosion, when animals such as trilobites, sea scorpions, shellfish, cephalopods first spread around the earth. He also examines such landmarks of evolution as the appearance of eggs in shells and of insects in flight. We read about the great dinosaurs and the arrival of the mammals and the primates, and the great extinctions, including the Permian (the largest in fossil history, wiping out 95% of animals) and the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) extinction (the one that wiped out the dinosaurs). Southwood concludes by examining the impact of humanity on Earth, considering if we ourselves might not unleash the next major extinction .